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Re: Prefer luatex for documentation

From: Jonas Hahnfeld
Subject: Re: Prefer luatex for documentation
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:55:27 +0100
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On Tue, 2022-11-22 at 05:54 +0000, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > > Which makes me wonder why this [compiling LilyPond with LuaTex in
> > > CI] works without installing texlive-luatex?
> > 
> > Looking at the list of contained files in the texlive-luatex
> > package
> > ( it
> > seems that this is mostly documentation, packages for lualatex, and
> > additional packages for plain luatex. Compiling texinfo.tex with
> > the LuaTeX engine apparently doesn't need any of this. And even if
> > it did, the package is relatively small and doesn't pull in
> > additional dependencies in the way that texlive-xetex does.
> Thanks for checking.  Do you imply that using luatex (instead of
> XeTeX) would actually make the docker images smaller?

For the documentation image used during the release, yes (but that's
not really relevant). For the CI image, obviously no.

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